Encyclopedia of UNCG History

An online resource for exploring the history of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Vaac Bell Tower at Students Anniversary Plaza
Vacc Bell Tower at Students Anniversary Plaza

In 1967, on the occasion of the University’s 75th anniversary, the student body voted to build an elaborate brick setting on the former site of Charles Duncan McIver’s home, named Students Anniversary Plaza. The plaza was renovated in 2005 to incorporate the Vacc Bell Tower, named after Nicholas A. Vacc, Chair of the University Counseling Program (1986-1996.)

The university bell hung at that the Students Anniversary Plaza from 1968 until 1987. The bell is now in storage and is brought out and rung on special occasions, such as commencement.

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